A suspect wanted for felony escape was arrested by Colorado Springs police Wednesday after a short chase near the 2900 block of Illinois Avenue.
The suspect, Jashua Kresky, 25, fled a residence in that area about 5 p.m. and was detained by K9 Rico and an officer in the parking lot of Captain D’s on Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs police said.
Broncos broadcast available Thursday night beyond NFL Network
You don't get the NFL Network on your cable or satellite package and figure you won't get to watch Thursday night's Broncos-Raiders game? Comcast cable subscribers may be in luck. A KKTV representative says subscribers who get channel 99 locally will get the 6:30 p.m. game broadcast via its sister CBS affiliate in Denver. KCNC purchased the rights for metro Denver. Click here for a game preview, including details on D.J. Williams possibly replacing Wesley Woodyard at starting linebacker.
The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 48 degrees along with a 30 percent chance of rain Thursday in Colorado Springs. Expect an overnight low of 27 degrees. On Friday, the weather service forecasts mostly sunny skies and a high of 49.
Gessler investigating Boulder County election
BOULDER (AP) — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is investigating complaints of possible irregularities in Boulder County during the November election.
Gessler said Wednesday he has not accepted the county's election results and he continues to investigate concerns from members of the canvass board after the board refused to sign off on the ballots. Gessler says he will probably accept the results if they would not change the outcome of the election.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/bhjzbrm), board members cited concerns about the signature verification process and they worry thousands of ballots may have been improperly accepted or rejected. A minority of board members said the complaints are partisan.
Butch Jones says he hasn't been hired by CU
BOULDER (AP) — Butch Jones denied he has agreed to become Colorado's football coach.
In a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, Jones called a report that he has accepted the position "absolutely false."
The University of Cincinnati coach has been weighing his options since meeting with athletic director Mike Bohn and other Colorado officials this week.
Asked about the hiring, Bohn responded in a text that "our process is not complete."
The university later issued a statement, saying, "We are still in the active process of hiring our next head football coach. We have nothing to confirm at this time, and no deal with anyone has been reached."
Jones was Colorado's top choice to replace Jon Embree, who was fired last week after going 4-21 in two seasons.
Man faces charge in crash that killed pedestrian
FORT COLLINS (AP) — Police say a man faces a charge of vehicular homicide after a crash that killed a pedestrian in Fort Collins.
Investigators say 80-year-old Marie Hayes was driving home late Sept. 12 when her car ran out of gas. After leaving her car to seek help, she was struck by an SUV and then by two more cars.
Police say Monty Dumler of Greeley was driving the SUV and allegedly was under the influence of alcohol at the time. Dumler turned himself in to the Larimer County jail Tuesday. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.
Report criticizes state immigration enforcement law
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado immigration law intended to crack down on people in the country illegally is an example of misplaced priorities and has resulted in detentions for low-level crimes and longer jail stays, activists said in a report Wednesday.
The study from the Colorado Fiscal Institute, a left-leaning advocacy group, criticizes the 2006 law that requires police to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities.
The law has cost state about $13 million annually, enough to hire 200 additional police and sheriff's deputies, the report said. Legislators should revisit this law and "ask again if immigration enforcement is the right priority for local communities," the report concluded.
Supporters of the law known as SB90 say that it's appropriate — and that it doesn't go far enough.
"I think it's the right direction for the state to go in. I don't even think it's sufficient," said Republican state Sen. Kent Lambert, who has sponsored strict immigration legislation in the past.
Lambert said people in the country illegally are breaking the law, and authorities shouldn't ignore that.
Republican state Sen. Ted Harvey, who sponsored the legislation, did not return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment Wednesday.
Off-duty Boulder police officer accused of DUI
BOULDER (AP) — An off-duty Boulder police officer is on administrative leave after she was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in Thornton.
Police say officer Elizabeth Ward was driving on Interstate 25 on Tuesday when a Thornton police officer responding to a report of a drunk driver found Ward pulled off the road. Police say Ward told them she was drunk and she was still wearing her police uniform.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/bx73u9y ), Thornton police took a sample a sample of Ward's blood and issued her a summons for weaving and DUI. She was then released into the custody of a Boulder police sergeant rather than booked into jail.
Boulder County limits anti-fracking activists
BOULDER (AP) — Boulder County commissioners are threating to prosecute future anti-fracking activists after protesters forced commissioners to delay a decision on oil and gas drilling regulations.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera (http://tinyurl.com/acy6xu2 ), commissioners said protesters on Tuesday tried to bully the commission. They said Wednesday people who are not civil during meetings will be removed and could face charges.
Opponents want the county to ban fracking, saying the procedure blasting water, sand and chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas is unsafe. Supporters say the procedure is safe and the state has sufficient regulations in place to protect the public.
Mesa County judge asked to rule on boys' remains
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — A Mesa County judge is being asked to rule in a dispute over the remains of two children who died after they were left alone in an SUV.
The boys' grandmother, Diane Mathena, wants Tyler and William Jensen buried next to their father in Palisade, while the mother has indicated she wants them cremated. Mathena filed a petition in Mesa County court on Wednesday asking a judge to decide who has the right to decide.
The mother, Heather Jensen, has not responded to requests for comment.
According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel ( http://tinyurl.com/bnhf7mu), 4-year-old Tyler and 2-year-old William were found unconscious after their mother left them alone in her SUV more than a week ago and they later died.
Authorities say the investigation is continuing.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk.
In 1957, America's first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about 4 feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding.
-- “Skate in the Park,” 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave., free, donations accepted to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund.
-- “Mad Scientist,” for children in grades 1-5 p.m., Fountain Library Branch, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, free.
-- “We Fight for Roses Too - Time-Use and Global Gender” lecture, 3:30 p.m., Colorado College, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free.
-- “Cookies and Crafts” children’s program, 6:30 p.m., Old Colorado City Library Branch, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave., free.
-- Black Rose Acoustic Society Swing Jam, 7-9 p.m., Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., free, donations accepted.
-- “Amnesty International Film Screening and Discussion - Google Baby” 7 p.m., Colorado College, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free.
-- Tiger Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free.
-- “Salsa and Rhythm Thursdays,” 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Thirsty Parrot, 32 N. Tejon St., $5 cover includes one free drink.